- Elburn, Illinois
name = Elburn
category = Village
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = Kane
region_type = County
district_type = Township
lat_d = 41
lat_m = 53
lat_s = 38
lat_NS = N
long_d = 88
long_m = 28
long_s = 7
long_EW = W
coordinates_no_title = 1
area_imperial = 2.7
area_land_imperial = 2.7
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 1010.5
leader_type = Village president
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 60119
area_code = 630
map_caption = Location of Elburn within Illinois
map_background = Illinois - background map.png
map_locator = Illinois2
commons = Elburn, Illinois
Elburn is a village in Kane County,
Illinois, United States. The population was 4,751 as of 2006. It is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 38and Route 47. It is situated convert|46|mi|km due west of the Chicago Loop.
Elburn is located at coor dms|41|53|38|N|88|28|7|W|city (41.893977, -88.468628)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.
On May 2, 1834, William Lance arrived in the Elburn area, and soon built a home there. Shortly thereafter, a man named Henry Warne arrived and opened a stagecoach inn called the Halfway House, since it was half-way between
Oregon, Illinoisand Chicago.
Chicago & Northwestern Railroadbuilt through the area in 1854, the stop at this site was named Blackberry Station after the Township. The village incorporated as Elburn in 1886. [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/418.html Retrieved Sept. 24, 2006]
The name Elburn itself derives from its originally suggested name, Melbourne, but a suggestion to shorten the name resulted in the dropping of the "M", leaving Elbourne. From there, it was shortened even further to Elburne, and then finally to Elburn.
Once largely rural, the area's population began rapidly expanding in the 1990s with the arrival of large
tract homedevelopments. In January 2006, Metrabegan to provide passenger rail service from Elburn to Chicago on the Union Pacific/West Line. This new station replaced Geneva as the western end-of-line. A new station was also constructed in LaFox. [http://www.elburn.il.us/ Retrieved Sept. 24, 2006]
As of Sunday, December 02, 2007 Kaneland School District officials announced the plan to open a new high-school. Naillik High School will be their newest addition with convert|6000|sqft|m2 of space. Construction starts in the Winter of 2008 and they plan to finish the new school in 2010. Fact|date=June 2008
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,756 people, 1,038 households, and 752 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,010.5 people per square mile (389.8/km²). There were 1,076 housing units at an average density of 394.5/sq mi (152.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.08% White, 0.11% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% of the population.
There were 1,038 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the village the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $67,788, and the median income for a family was $79,905. Males had a median income of $51,154 versus $31,464 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $26,781. About 1.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Neighboring cities would include Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles (referred to, as a group, as the Tri-Cities). Aurora and DeKalb (home of
Northern Illinois University) are other close-by places as well.
* [http://www.elburn.il.us/ Official Website]
* [http://www.elburn.com/ Elburn Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.elburnherald.com/ Local Newspaper]
* [http://www.aavextechnology.com/ Computer Services for Small Businesses]
As of 2007, the population is about 4,800.
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